New York questions This is a list of recently added questions about New York. Gordon Bennett Cup is the most prestigious trophy in ballooning. Who was Gordon Bennett?Newspaper publisher. James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (1841-1918) was publisher of the New York Herald. He sponsored many sport and exploration events, including the first tennis match in the United States and Henry Morton Stanley's trip to Africa to find David Livingstone. He established three Gordon Bennett Cups : for international yachting, for automobile races and for balooning. The last one continues to this day.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 36% newspaper publishernewspaper publisher4738inventor of hot air balooninventor of hot air baloon3000governor of Canadagovernor of Canada2155early balooning pioneerearly balooning pioneer2941trophies riddles » Where is New York?At point 1. The easily recognizable Long Island extends 118 miles (190 km) eastward from New York Harbor. It is both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States. Created by: globalquiz.orghard 46% at point 1at point 111346at point 2at point 26226at point 3at point 34214at point 4at point 42367cities of North America riddles » Which skyscraper was the longest holder of the "World’s Tallest Building" title?Empire State Building held the title for 42 years since 1931. It was surpassed by the North Tower of the World Trade Center in 1972. An early-1970s proposal to dismantle the spire and replace it with an additional 11 floors, which would have made it once again the world's tallest at the time, was considered but ultimately rejected.Created by: globalquiz.orgeasy 79% Empire State BuildingEmpire State Building7139Sears TowerSears Tower857Petronas Twin TowersPetronas Twin Towers748Woolworth BuildingWoolworth Building212skyscrapers riddles » What was special about the construction of the Empire State Building?It was built quickly and under budget. The Empire State Building took only one year and 45 days to build, or 7 million man-hours. To this day, this is a record for a skyscraper of its height. Due to reduced costs during the Depression, the final costs totaled only $24.7 million instead of the estimated $43 million.Created by: globalquiz.orgvery hard 38% it was built on a wooden frameit was built on a wooden frame1487it was built with no detailed plansit was built with no detailed plans2558it was built quickly and under budgetit was built quickly and under budget4269it was built top to bottomit was built top to bottom2779history of North America riddles » If you sail due east from New York City, which European country do you land in?Portugal. Generally, most of the Western Europe is located farther north than the United States. New York City has pretty much the same latitude as Naples, Madrid or Istanbul. If you sail west from Great Britain (no matter which point you start at), you will land in Canada - the latitude of London corresponds to the southernmost shore of the Hudson Bay!Created by: globalquiz.orghard 46% Great BritainGreat Britain2747IrelandIreland3617FranceFrance2094PortugalPortugal7462sailing riddles » Where is the UN headquarters located at?In New York. The site of the United Nations Headquarters has extraterritoriality status. Journalists, when reporting from the complex, often use "United Nations" rather than "New York" as the identification of their location in recognition of the extraterritoriality.Created by: Kasiaaverage 63% in Genevain Geneva4434in New Yorkin New York13323in the Haguein the Hague1592in Strasbourgin Strasbourg1691United Nations riddles » Where is this well known spiral gallery located in?New York. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical building of the Guggenheim Museum is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. Its unique ramp gallery extends from just under the skylight in the ceiling in a long, continuous spiral until it reaches the ground level.Created by: Kasiahard 58% New YorkNew York8736LondonLondon1727TokyoTokyo3260ParisParis1214museums riddles » Play North America quiz and see all the questions.